Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
crazily in every direction now. karl rove, the architect of the iraq war, the escapee from the cia scandal, the proud sponsor of the conservative feats in 2006 and twoit who wasted fat cat money by the tens of millions, that karl rove is thumping around the country right now like a wounded elephant threatening to crush the party's fringes. tea partiers, look out. he may not be able to beat democrats but he's got big, bad you in his sights. so the fight has begun. while steve king, matt kibby, joe walsh, rush limbaugh, all the inhas been nants of the cuckoo nest are cscrambling because karl rove is drawing lines in the sand. want republicans to win? cut out the crazies he he's? want the democrats, stop giving them easy targets, rape candidates and witches. stop making the democrats look smart and reasonable by running stupid and crazy candidates. the joy is, i have to say this, and it's really quite funny, each of the right wing factions thinks that they are the same ones, they are the ones who have to protect the party from the others. well, tonight the duel to the death drives deeper. it'
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> feeling sorry for karl rove yet? he is having a lot of trouble getting republicans to listen to him these days. maybe he shouldn't have wasted 100 million of their dollars on the last election. >> we >> will the republican change the substance of their position? >> we need to do better. >> what's going on inside the republican party? >> they've gotten spanked a couple of times. >> better conservative candidates and win. >> on the official republican side, you have karl rove. >> karl rove has a new super pac to get rid of candidate like steve king. >> some people believe to get rid of todd akin. >> the female body has ways to shut that down. >> the republican party ought to split. >> better conservative candidates and win. >> but they are not walking the walk. >> washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> the looming budget war. >> i've had enough of it. time to act. >> we've seen the republicans playing game. >> i love nancy pelosi. >> playing games with the budget. >> they recognize that the sequester is a ba
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am EST
. and are you afraid of ashley judd? of course not. who are afraid of ashley judd? turns out karl rove and mitch mcconnell are afraid of ashley judd. and the story of a politician who did the right thing, even though he knew it would cost him politically, even though he saw his father's political career end because his father did the right thing. the rarest thing in politics is in tonight's rewrite, political bravery. and be sure to like us on facebook, please. this is begging you're hearing right now. they told me to beg you about this. please like us on facebook. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiator valves wouldn't it be better if we just let fedex help us to expand to new markets? hmm gotta admit that's better than a few "likes." i don't have the door code. who's that? he won a contest online to be ceo for the day. how am i supposed to run a business here without an office?! [ male announcer ] fast, reliable de
Feb 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
. it started with karl rove wailing in the gop wilderness screaming for an end to crazy candidates. no more rape candidates, he said. in fact, he cried that out. no more akins or mourdocks and the rest. all that did ways a way i cannen the sleeping dogs. joe walsh is out there today with a new political action committee. steve king and paul brown are howling in fur yi that big shots like rove are saying who should be the republican nominees and who shouldn't. today it was eric cantor's turn. he wants change. the super hawk of the party gave his manifesto at the city's nonprofit war room, the american enterprise institute. what he came out for, nom tu decree that colleges have to conduct employment surveys to say what jobs there are for history majors, english majors. i guess he wants to cut down on these people taking liberal subjects in college that allow you to think and express yourself. he sounds like he wants the federal government to have become a helicopter mom hovering over all of us. and they say democrats are intervening in people's live. what will republicans do next to try to de
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
should be electrocuted just like livestock. the announcement from karl rove's money machine a few days ago that they would try to stop candidates like steve king and paul broun from continuing to cost the republican party seats in the u.s. senate. the reaction to that announcement on the right was immediately and uniformly and vociferously hostile. how dare karl rove and his money guys try to do any such thing. and so yes, paul broun and steve king may be the prototypical examples of the kind of off the cooke end candidates that karl rove and the big money guys do not want in republican politics, because those are the kind of guys that lose senate seats that are otherwise winnable. but karl rove and his money guys kind of stand alone in that assessment. the rest of the party wants that. they want those guys. and they want it not naively. they know what they are getting. steve king and paul broun have been around for a long time. when the party stands up and says these are the guys they want, they know who they're talking about. they know who these guys are. and it is what they choose.
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
in elections. look at the proposals we're seeing now. karl rove wants to keep the fringies. and things like clinton did with school uniforms. and tell college students the jobs might be tough. what about the gun issue? should the republicans stick with the nra or tell wayne lapierre to get a real job? how could a party built other the decades on the people who left the democrats abandon those issues that attracted the rule south and the west people and the miners and the ranchers and the gun owners. and the people furious about immigration. how do you ban those people and keep a party? tonight an expert, a passionate believer that politics can get better. my colleague joe scarborough. here's the question. how do you keep this huge tent the republican party has built in the last 30 or 40 years with people from the south, the west, the miners, the ranchers, the religious right, all those people that have decided the republican party is their natural home and yet you have people in the fringe costing you your image. >> well, you've got to stand up to people on the fringe. you know, when partie
Feb 5, 2013 10:00am PST
such serious outrage under president bush. we're going to ask former double play chief of staff karl rove to weigh in. >>> new fears that anti-american values are being taught to young u.s. students as parents in one state are asking what their kids are being taught about the opporunities and benefits of socialism. >>> plus new financial concerns for american families as early gas price averages for the month of february soar to the highest ever recorded. a new report shows just how much of every week's paycheck is going simply to fill up the tank. >> shannon: a new report finds sky high gas prices are now forcing americans to spend a bigger and bigger chunk of their household budget on filling up the family car. according to triple a, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now more than $3.53 a gallon. that is a 17 cent jump in just the last week alone. now, last year the average family spent more than $2900 on gas. that works out to nearly 4% of pretax income. that's the highest it's been since 2008. this is a businessman and politics professor. thanks for joining us toda
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
ignore calls for help. you'll see the video that cost big city officers their job. and karl rove goes after ashley judd. >>> but we begin this morn with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> a monster blizzard takes aim at the northeast. >> a blockbuster event friday into saturday potentially bringing not one, but two feet of snow. >> this would make it one of those powerful winter storms to hit the area in years. >> get your shovels ready. >> if it happens like the computers are saying, we have quite a historic event going on. >> the senate committee will hold hearing on john brennan. >> brennan is expected to be questioning about the growing controversy of drone attacks on american terror suspects. >> the white house order top lawmakers be given secret documents about the administration's secret drone program. >> police across southern california hunting for a former believe who was fired and is now threatening to harm others. >> governor chris christie is lashing out at the former white house doctor who says he's so heavy he might die in office. >> u.s. secrets exposed
Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
as the washington republican elite, folks like karl rove, efforts like what we see spelled out in "the new york times" today, to control them, to corral them to, steal them away from candidates they may like, towards candidates who they think the establishment deems to be more elective. i've heard some republicans talking about the potential backlash it to, where there would be nothing that would fire up tea party activists on the base more than thinking that karl rove is trying to big foot them in telling them who to elect in primaries and that may have the opposite effect of riling up strong sentiment on the conservative base and encouraging tea party candidates, potentially encouraging conservative donors to put in money to oppose what karl rove is trying to do. >> the fringiness. the fringies being upset by the establishment. really quick here, lori montgomery. boston globe reporting there might be a romney that gets in this senate race. do you think that's realistic or silliness? >> you know, i can't imagine that the romneys -- >> your tone says it all. >> are up for another one of these.
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> karl rove has a new super pac but it's not being used against democrats. check out the headline. rove declares war on tea party. after embarrassing senate defeats in missouri and indiana, rove's american crossroads has created the conservative victory project. that's a group the "new york times" says will back candidates and incumbents from challenges by far right conservatives and the tea party. let's bring in former democratic congressman from pennsylvania, retired navy admiral joe sestak and we're also joined by republican strategist and former santorum senior strategist, john brabender. here's what steven law, president of american crossroads said. quote, there is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected. we don't view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win, end quote. is he right there, or is this an act of war like breitbart says in the headline? >> i don't think it's an act of war. what they're saying is we can no longer just pick a
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
to chance here. on the larger point of karl rove, yes, there's a question about how to get candidates who can actually win in these races. republicans feel like they have control of the senate if they'd run smarter races. >> john dickerson, thanks. >>> a billion dollar is up for grabs and some of it could be yours. mellody hobson will show us why life insurance is going unpaid. >>> and tomorrow we're going to the grammys. gayle will be in with [ male announcer ] pearls. hairbands. and now hot pink toes. seems tough for a tough dog like duke. but when it has anything to do with gwen, he's putty in her hands. for a love this strong duke's family only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands it has 50% more animal protein... ...to help keep his body as strong as a love that can endure anything... even every fashion trend. iams. keep love strong. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] make your escape... twice as rewarding. earn double points or double miles on all your hotel stays through march thirty first. sign up now at hiltondouble.com. ♪ ♪ the freshenato
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
with some of its more partisan contributors, sarah palin and dick morrison gone while karl rove starts a new super pack designed to make sure more established candidates make it to the ballot box. in the mean while, rnc chairman reince priebus held a listening session with black leaders in atlanta. you see him in the little chair there? this is part of the group's new outreach to minorities, but rush limbaugh still looms large. he's called marco rubio meeting with the talk show host, went on the show to sell his new immigration plan. can you reinvent yourself and cowtow to rush limbaugh? >> not if you want to reinvent yourself credibly. this is something that republicans need to understand. they need to get rid of the idea that rush limbaugh is a real political leader. he's an entertainer and he's even said that himself and as long as republicans believe that he's a real political leader, their makeover is going to be just very superficial and it's not going to work. it's like they've been punk'd for the last four years. i'm expecting ashton kutcher to come out and say gop, you've been punk'
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
about how we need more revenues if we're going to get this budget balanced. karl rove said this morning that revenues are actually higher than they were in 2008, and we checked, and he's right, if you look at the 2007 numbers a little over 2.56 trillion, 2.524 in 2008, and the projected revenue for fiscal 2013, 2.6 trillion. alan, so when the president says we really got to have more taxes, how should the media treat that? >> is the numbers we're looking at right now, that's going to solve our problems as if there is nothing else we should do. republicans agree now we have to at least raise taxes on the top one percent, this is not even a debate at this point. the notion that you can do just one thing and that solves all our revenue problems has been discounted even by republicans who realize that's what we have to do right now. jon: jim, no debate. i think they realize that obama hald alowe bam obama had call the cards to play on the fiscal cliff. a think tank run by the former president says if we got economic growth to 4% we could balance the budget. then you get into technology, inn